Meet Your Hosts

Auld Sweet Olive Bed & Breakfast

CARL

Owner

Originally from Minnesota, Carl went to college in nearby St Paul, and had his first taste of New Orleans doing relief work after Hurricane Katrina. He moved to New Orleans in 2008 after graduating to work as a high school Science teacher in the public school system.

>After two years of teaching, he started medical school in New Orleans, later moving to New York for his residency in Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. His interest in global health led to him working abroad in several different countries in South America, the Caribbean, and Africa, but New Orleans always felt like home.

In his free time, Carl enjoys exploring New Orleans culture, history, and live music, and is an enthusiastic costumer for Mardi Gras. He loves taking friends and family on personalized tours to share his knowledge and love of the city.

JESSICA

Innkeeper

Hailing from North Carolina, Jessica attended Furman University (Go Paladins!) where she majored in Art History. Following her graduation, Jessica worked in higher education at Johnson and Wales University as well as the University of California.

A frequent visitor to New Orleans, Jessica fell in love with the city and finally chose to settle here. She spends her spare time wandering art museums, cooking stores, and used bookshops, and practicing calligraphy and pure barre.

A chef at heart, Jessica uses her cooking skills to concoct fresh local dishes for the Sweet Olive breakfast table. She is passionate about her adopted home, and loves to share her knowledge with guests from near and far.

ROBBIE

Housekeeping

Hailing originally from Dorchester, Wisconsin, Robbie made his way to New Orleans searching (as many have before) for adventure. Just months later, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, and Robbie was forced to evacuate.

When Robbie returned, he won what many sports fans would consider a dream job, working at the New Orleans Superdome. He continues to serve in a supervising housekeeping capacity at the Dome. Working at the Plaza level, Robbie gets to see what few fans do – the Saints marching onto the field, up close and personal.

In his leisure time, Robbie enjoys art and drawing, as well as basketball and many other sports. A fixture at Sweet Olive since 2014, his hard work is exceeded only by his friendliness and unflagging good cheer.